I got in to extreme sports originally filming my little sister currently living in NYC who is an aspiring professional body builder and very close to obtaining her pro-card. Then, I began filming those that came to be my friends back in Liverpool, New York that are Pro MMA fighters. But if I back track, I do recall a long time ago dating a BMX Pro. I enjoy filming those in extreme sports simply because it strikes me as one of the most motivating and inspiring demonstrations of what it means to have heart.
Watching athletes whether they are an Olympic athlete or someone pushing their body’s to go beyond impossible, it always makes my eyes tear up with amazement. I love little short films like this that are sweet, to the point, and knows how to grab their audience. If you are searching for a little kick in the pants to get you started, you don’t have to search far. You don’t have to be a professional athlete, but what you can learn by watching them is that it takes a lot more guts to repeatedly fall, then pick yourself up again to try until you have succeeded.
Doing something extremely challenging, going through something challenging, surviving something challenging is NOT easy, no one said it was easy. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it.
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” ~Michael Jordan